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EMT I - EMS

at Memorial Regional Health

Posted: 4/27/2019
Job Status: On Call
Job Reference #: 103234
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Job Description

Req. #:
1323

Department:
EMS

Schedule:
Per Diem

Shift:
Varied Shifts

Hours:
varied

Contact Information:
  • Contact: Ashly Shipman
  • Tel: (970)826-3171
  • Fax: (970)826-3179
  • Email: ashly.shipman@tmhcraig.org
  • Address: 750 Hospital Loop Craig, CO 81625


Job Details:
  • Position Purpose:

    Transport non-ambulatory and acute stretcher patients to and from patient's residences and health care facilities. To provide exceptional medical care to all patients they encounter without judgment of their situation. To be patient's greatest advocate, to ensure the preservation of their rights, privacy and dignity.

    Essential Functions and Basic Duties:

    Primary Duties

    • Positive and supportive team member to staff members and the hospital.
    • Participates in all new equipment and policy orientation.
    • Acts as an internal consultant and educator to hospital staff in areas of expertise, as needed.
    • Demonstrates a professional and caring attitude.
    • Attends and completes annual skill assessment and feedback session.
    • Acts as a coach and mentor to new staff members to ensure a smooth transition into the department.
    • Strives to ensure continual compliance with departmental and Hospital policy and State & Federal Regulation.
    • Participates in mandatory in-services.
    • Follows P & P for infection control, safety and risk management to ensure a safe environment for patients, public and staff.
    • Can identify and assess system to report abuse of employee and/or patients.
    • Strives to be in compliant with department specific safety policies. Attends department specific safety training.
    • Is competent in age specific treatment protocols including treatment of pediatric as well as geriatric patients.
    • Participate in covering community events and in-services.
    • Must possess the ability to communicate verbally via telephone, radio equipment and in person.
    • Must be able to interpret written, oral and diagnostic form instructions.
    • Must possess the ability to read and understand English language manuals and road maps and accurately discern street signs and address numbers.
    • Must possess the ability to converse in English with all persons involved in the patient's care.
    • Must possess good manual dexterity with the ability to perform all tasks related to the highest quality patient care.
    • Must possess the ability to use good judgment and remain calm in high-stress situations and work effectively in an environment with loud noises and flashing lights.
    • Must possess the ability to work in low light, confined spaces and other dangerous environments.
    • Must possess the ability to calculate weight and volume ratios and read small print, both under threatening time constraints.
    • Must possess the ability to interview patients, family members and bystanders.
    • Must possess the ability to document in writing any relevant information in the prescribed format in light of legal ramifications.
    • Must be able to lift, carry and balance up to 100 pounds using acceptable techniques.
    • May be assigned cleaning, clerical or other duties related to the operation of the department.
    • Staff members must adhere to hospital and departmental policies and procedures.
    • Full-time staff members are required to ensure that adequate supplies and oxygen are available.
    • Ensures that their ambulance is fully stocked and clean at the beginning and end of their shift and ensures that the ambulance is stocked and cleaned between calls.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Additional In-House Duties

    • May be requested and be stationed in the Emergency Department (ED) to assist with patient care and assessments as assigned.
    • The following list of duties applies at all times:
    • EMS staff will provide care within his/her scope of certification at the direction of the ED RN or physician and according to the orders of the ED physician.
    • The EMS staff will respond to CODES to provide assistance within the hospital.
    • When EMS is paged for ambulance runs, the EMS staff will notify the ED Clinical Technician or Nurse by any communication available that he/she is leaving.
    • The primary responsibility of EMS providers remains to provide pre-hospital care.

    Secondary Duties:

    • Demonstrates 100% commitment to performing according to the CHOICE values of MRH and representing the organization in a positive and professional manner.
    • Establishes and maintains effective communication and good working relationships with all co?workers.
    • Adheres to MRH and department dress code policies and procedures.
    • Utilizes initiative; strives to maintain steady level of productivity; self-motivated; manages activity and time.
    • Completes annual education, training, in-service, and certification requirements; attends departmental staff meetings or reads meeting minutes.
    • Maintains regulatory requirements.
    • Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.
    • Reports to work on time and as scheduled; completes work within designated times.
    • Actively participates in departmental and facility performance improvement and continuous quality improvement activities.
    • Strives to ensure continual compliance with departmental, hospital, state and federal regulations and policies.
    • Follows policies and procedures for infection control, safety, and risk management to ensure a safe environment for patients, public and staff.

    Qualifications:

    Education/Certifications

    o High School Diploma

    • Valid Colorado Driver's License
    • Colorado EMT-Intermediate Certificate.
    • CPR Certification or BLS Certification
    • ACLS Certification

    Knowledge Required:

    Experience Required:

    • Previous EMS experience preferred.

    Skills/Abilities:

    • Must be 21 years of age, for insurability purposes

    o Must possess a clean driving record and pass a Motor Vehicle Records Check and meet insurability Guidelines (if applicable) – see below

    o Must be 21 years of age of older

    o Must possess a valid driver's license

    o Must not have three (3) or more violations in three years

    o Must not have any of the following violations, regardless of the time period:

    § Homicide involving a vehicle

    § Using a vehicle to elude an officer

    § Hit and run

    § Manslaughter with a vehicle

    § Felony with a vehicle

    § False report to police department

    § Permitting an unlicensed driver to drive

    o Any two or more preventable accidents in 3 years – a preventable accident is any traffic accident which results in property damage and/or personal injury, regardless of who was injured, what property was damaged, to what extent, or where it occurred, in which the driver in question failed to exercise every reasonable precaution or action to avoid the accident. Driving to avoid preventable accidents is defensive driving. The fact that the driver was not charged with a traffic violation by law enforcement is not a part of our definition.

    o Any driver convicted of any of the following within the last five years:

    § Any alcohol or drug related offense including, but not limited to, driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

    • General knowledge of all Micro Soft Office products.
    • General computer skills

    Work Environment:

    Equipment Used:

    • Computer
    • Telephone
    • Fax Machine
    • Copy Machine
    • Basic Office Equipment

    Mandatory Training & Involvement:

    • SWANK Education
    • Safety In-Service
    • Annual Competencies
    • NIMS Training: IS-100Hcb and IS-700A
    • Staff Meetings
    • Infection Control
    • Hazardous Materials
    • CHOICE Values
    • AIDET + P
    • LEAN training
    • ISO-9001